Firearms Cleaning and Maintenance

Course Information

Do you know how to properly clean your firearm? Not all firearms are easy to clean. If you have never cleaned a gun before or are new to guns, If you are having trouble disassembling or reassembling your firearm when you clean it. Are you using the correct solvents, lube and brushes to be sure you don’t cause potential damage? Do you know what parts to check for wear and replacement? If you are second guessing any of these questions join us and learn how to keep your firearm in top shape by using proper break down, safety checks, and cleaning techniques. A cleaning kit will be available to use with this class.

We offer a 1 ½ hour basic class that is designed for the novice firearms enthusiast who has already purchased their own firearm. It consists of classroom time with “dry handling”. Students will learn basic firearm safety, handling, storage, and cleaning of one specific firearm. If a firearm has already been purchased, then bring to the class and your training will be for your specific firearm.


     · Firearms basic safety, parts, and operation

     · Four fundamental safe gun-handling rules

     · Outline safety guidelines when cleaning a firearm

     · Demonstrate proper dis-assembly and cleaning of a firearm

     · Explain how to store firearms and ammunition properly

Prerequisites: None.

Cost: $35.00 for handgun & $50 for rifle or $75.00 for both


  • Use of cleaning kits and solvents
  • Safety glasses and protective gloves
  • Students will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course
  • Handouts on course contents

Customer Responsibility/Gear:

  • Complete Liability Waiver prior to the start of class
  • Bring your own firearm to class (unloaded and stored in case or holster) 

               (NO LIVE AMMO)

Group Rates:  There are Group rates available for this class. 4+ students: $30 for handgun and $45 for rifle or $65 for both. To be eligible for the group rate you must call or stop in and schedule your class. Payment of 50% is required at time of scheduling with the balance due one week prior to scheduled class. 

Note: This class is not typically offered on a set date, it is scheduled as needed based on an individual need or group interest, contact Coterel Institute for more information

There is no live fire training with this course